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Appeals involving complex intellectual property issues and technology law have increased dramatically. These complicated cases go to a handful of experienced firms that focus on this highly specialized work. In this elite group, Fish stands out.

We provide to our clients the most experience and widest-ranging appellate practice in the country. Complicated intellectual property appeals that involve precedent-setting and industry-changing legal and technical issues are our specialty. Not only do our clients stick with us when an appeal is necessary, many of them hire us to handle appeals in cases other firms have lost.

In addition to protecting billion-dollar innovations, Fish has also been instrumental in shaping patent law. Through our work at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States, Fish is driving important changes in patent law and helping create new legal standards that protect intellectual property rights. Furthermore, the sheer breadth of our cases gives us a unique ability to identify the best cases that can lead to these changes, to spot important legal trends earlier, and to best position cases for appeal. Our highly regarded amicus curiae counsel is frequently requested, and our attorneys have filed numerous amicus briefs in these courts.

Our legal team has represented world-renowned brands in appellate courts, including Microsoft, LG Electronics, Gilead Sciences, Allergan, Halo Electronics, and many other prominent companies. During the five-year period ending in July 2017, Fish handled more than 200 Federal Circuit appeals and numerous cases in a broad range of other venues – including district court, ITC, and PTAB – for every imaginable issue (validity, infringement, damages, standing, inventorship, and many more).

Fish has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists practicing IP strategy and counseling, IP litigation, and commercial litigation. More than 300 attorneys have degrees in science or technology, and 80 PhDs are on staff. Our deep bench includes nearly 100 attorneys with first-chair trial experience, more than 70 former law clerks, and over 25 former Federal Circuit clerks with in-depth knowledge of the courts. We take pride in our ability to know when to pursue creative strategies and how to tailor a legal team for each client based on the subject matter and issues on appeal.

The National Law Journal put Fish on their prestigious Appellate Hot List for the sixth year in 2016. In 2017, when Law360 named Fish the “IP Practice Group of the Year” for the fifth consecutive year, they highlighted Fish’s work in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that reshaped a key aspect of patent law. 2017 also marked the second year in a row for Fish to receive the “Case of the Year” award from Managing Intellectual Property for our groundbreaking appellate work. The honors list continues to grow.

Fish is known for “winning big in federal and state appeals courts across the country” and delivering “when the stakes were high” representing “some of the most well-known companies in the land…” — National Law Journal

“The mighty Fish & Richardson is highly regarded” and “obviously one of the top patent litigation firms – it puts together great trial teams of smart people who play to win. It is aggressive and built for success at trial.” “Fish has cultivated one of the busiest, most successful post-issuance practices in the country. Its dedicated team does a marvelous job capitalizing on the firm’s prosecution and litigation skill sets to frame arguments that Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) judges find irresistible. A particularly robust appellate practice also puts it at a distinct advantage over others.” — IAM Patent 1000


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